32 Andromedae (HIP 3231)

32 Andromedae is a yellow giant star in the constellation Andromeda. At 354 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 5.30. The iron abundance of 32 Andromedae is -0.15 (70.8% of the Sun). It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 9.5 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,600 and 34,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 0h 41.1m, Dec +39 27.6'

Common designations: 32 Andromedae, HIP 3231, HD 3817

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Brightest stars in Andromeda:
(list all)

33

|    5.04

)   41 Andromedae

34

|    5.09

)   2 Andromedae

35

|    5.14

)   HD 3346

36

|    5.16

)   Rho Andromedae

37

|    5.18

)   HR 104

38

|    5.19

)   64 Andromedae

39

|    5.20

)   28 Andromedae

40

|    5.22

)   14 Andromedae

41

|    5.27

)   A Andromedae

42

|    5.30

)   32 Andromedae

43

|    5.30

)   4 Andromedae

44

|    5.31

)   6 Persei

45

|    5.31

)   62 Andromedae

46

|    5.35

)   18 Andromedae

47

|    5.42

)   55 Andromedae

48

|    5.44

)   11 Andromedae

49

|    5.45

)   HR 157

Location of 32 Andromedae circled
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Galactic Orbit of 32 Andromedae

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 18.5% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : 34.8 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 8,887 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 8,733 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 1,643 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 8,583 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 7,243 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 10,530 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


Some Tabulated XHIP Data for 32 Andromedae
(see also: SIMBAD)

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 10.27998083 0.21 mas -15.32 0.29 mas/yr.
Declination: 39.45867139 0.24 mas -2.53 0.25 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 120.76256631 -15.41 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -23.36961376 -1.86 mas/yr.

Parallax: 9.19 0.31 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: G8III 1981AJ.....86.1896H.

Radial Velocity: -5.10 0.30 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: -0.15 0.03 dex  2011A&A...525A..71W, 2007A&A...475.1003H, 1990ApJS...74.1075M.
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 6.19 1.01
V 5.30 0.12
R
I 4.50 -0.68
J 3.89 -1.29
H 3.46 -1.72
K 3.23 -1.95

  B-V: +0.89       V-I: +0.80


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 108.67 pc (3.4% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,452 pc

Transverse velocity: 8.0 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -51.0 pc 85.7 pc -43.1 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) 9.4 km/s -0.3 km/s 1.1 km/s

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